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Contractor Notice: Further extension to SSP06 – Fluoxetine 40mg capsules

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided an update on the Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules (SSP06). SSP06 for Fluoxetine 40mg capsules was previously expected to expire on 10th August but the end date has been further extended to 4th September 2020. This expiry date may be brought forward...

2 hours ago

Availability of Evorel products (Theramex) – Updated

Following the recent supply problems for the Evorel range of products, Theramex have provided this further update. ‘Following the acquisition of Evorel by Theramex in October 2019, we have worked tirelessly with multiple manufacturing partners to resupply the product in the UK market. Since February 2020, we have produced nearly 750,000 packs across the Evorel...

5 hours ago

Update on new flexible approaches to flu vaccination service

An update on the new flexible approaches being considered for support the provision of the flu vaccination service has been released. Contractors must note that the changes PSNC is seeking to the flu vaccination service, described in the update, have not yet been agreed and may never be agreed. On 3rd July 2020, PSNC published...

3 days ago

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) 

The PSNC website includes comprehensive details regarding Healthy Living Pharmacy which can be accessed here:  https://psnc.org.uk/services-commissioning/locally-commissioned-services/healthy-living-pharmacies/

  

What is a Healthy Living Pharmacy?

The concept of a Healthy Living Pharmacy is a pharmacy that:

  • Delivers a broad range of services to a high quality and consistently, whatever the day of the week or month of the year
  • Has a team that are pro-active in supporting health and wellbeing, with the community's health at the centre of what it does
  • Promotes healthy living and wellbeing as a core activity
  • Supports people with long-term conditions
  • Is accessible and  approachable
  • Is valued and trusted
  • Maintains premises to a high professional standard with private consultation facilities and IT linked to local practices when available
  • Works closely with other healthcare providers, reactively and proactively; and will be identifiable to the public and other healthcare professionals
 

To achieve the Healthy Living Pharmacy status pharmacies need to demonstrate three key areas of development:

  • Developing workforce - includes having Health Living Champions (HLC) and developing leadership skills.
  • Environment - includes having suitable premises, consultation room(s), health promotion area and IT capability.
  • Multidisciplinary engagement - working with GPs, Commissioners and other provider service.
 

Public Health England (PHE) Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Newsletter

Public Health England (PHE) publish a quarterly e-newsletter to provide updates on national HLP development and share innovative practice from across the country.  Previous issues are available below.

 

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: January 2019

PHE - Healthy Living Pharmacy Newsletter: June 2018

 

If you would like to sign up to receive the quarterly HLP newsletter via email, please email hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk

If you have any suggestions or would like to be involved in an upcoming HLP newsletter or event, please contact Theresa Nguyen, Senior Pharmacy Programme Officer at hlpnewsletter@phe.gov.uk.

 

 

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 Resources

Many of the resources needed to become HLP Level 1 accredited are included in the Public Health England HLP Quality Criteria document but below is a list of other resources (including local information) that you may need:

Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) Level 1 - Resource List

 

 

  

Last updated 1st August 2019.